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MOTTEP | Problem
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 • 07:30 am
The Problem...

Even though African Americans comprise only 12-13% of the general population, nationally they make up 25.6% of those awaiting organ transplants and 34.9% of those awaiting a kidney transplant. Here in the state of Tennessee, African-Americans waiting for kidney transplants make up almost 50% of those in need of a kidney transplant. The need is great for African Americans to participate as donors. Year after year the rate of minority donors in Tennessee has remained in the 5-9% range while the national average has shown a steady increase in this rate. This disparity demonstrates the need for MOTTEP® of Tennessee and the fulfillment of its mission.